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‘It was the right vote,’ Obama says
Modern Healthcare

Passage of historic health reform proves “we are still a people capable of doing big things,” President Barack Obama said shortly after the Democratic-controlled House handed him a victory on his signature legislation late Sunday night.

“I know this wasn’t any easy vote for a lot of people, but it was the right vote,” the president said from the White House East Room just before midnight, with Vice President Joe Biden at his side. “This is what change looks like.”

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